Sunday, September 20, 2009


So now that I am back in the US and back to work--the weekends are really something to cherish and look forward to again! Boy was I spoiled in the UAE with not working! (If you are curious as to what I'm doing--I'm staying home with Eleanor and watching a couple to few other kiddos, and yes, am exhausted when the day is done. It's been great to be able to continue to stay home with her though and there are seriously ZERO library jobs.)

This weekend was particularly great as it approached because it feels like it's the first weekend since we've been home at the start of August that hasn't been busy busy with family visiting or moving or some other planned hoo-haa.

This weekend, we....
--went to OSU campus to visit the new Main Library there. Wow! If you are a former student, it's worth a visit. It's beautiful and I'm jealous that Michael can go there anytime during his day that he wants. Make sure to visit the top 11th floor to see a nice reading room with a 360 view of campus, including the Oval. I love how excited I get in a great library and know I couldn't imagine being anything but a librarian.
--we fed ducks at Mirror Lake on campus
--visited the public library to get our weekly new stock of picture books
--grilled some delicious steak kabobs with green bell pepper and onion
--listened to lots of Wilco, including their new self-titled album (great camel cover)
--got in a family nap

And we still have half of Sunday to go! Not sure what we are going to do yet. Things has been very chill and relaxed. Nothing we had to do but anything we wanted to do. This morning I put a whole chicken in the crock pot and our house is full of wonderful onion and garlic smells.....

And next weekend my mom is coming up to babysit and Michael and I have a date! We haven't been out together since before we went to the UAE last year. We are seriously looking forward to it! Just thinking what we want to do is pretty exciting in itself.

p.s. I am borrowing the term "weekending" from a favorite blog I read--Soule Mama. Check it out if you haven't. Very inspiring.


adrienne said...

I love those brown polka-dot tights.

Cat said...

I can't believe I still haven't been down to see the new OSU library. I keep hearing people rave about it . . . and I did spend quite a bit of time there while getting my MLS. Maybe I'll make my sister go with me and we can explore together soon.

I'm glad you guys are finally getting a date night! We go out nearly ever week on a date, and always have. We haven't been away overnight in a few years, though - our turn is in October!

Cheryl said...

Adrienne, I love them too! I want some!

Cathy, yes--do go to the library. It's really awesome. You'll be impressed.

Courtney said...

Your little girl is so cute! Those tights are adorable.

Martina said...

Wow...that's hard work - I am sure you are luxuriating in your free time this weekend...seems like you are making the most of it:) Have fun planning your date night...looking forward to hearing what you decide to do!

Mary Lewis, Ph.D. said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Have a great time on your date. :) Those are the best nights!

We will have to get together one of these days.... the last time I saw Ellie, she was all of a week old!